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Mackie Ice Cream

The Mackie’s family farm in Aberdeenshire, is where the wind, land and cows help power the farm and produce the fresh milk for Mackie’s indulgent ice cream.

Their ice cream cows are happy cows and crucial for the success of the business as they produce the fresh milk and cream which forms the magic of Mackie’s.

Mackie’s have both Holstein (black and white) and Jersey (pale brown) cows and a breeding programme which includes a mix with Swedish Red.

Jerseys are known for their quiet temperament, ease of calving, early maturity, and great ability to convert roughage to milk. Holstein Friesians are known for high milk production and the Swedish Red for being particularly strong and healthy.

The Jersey milk is creamier with 6% butterfat while the Holsteins produce milk of around 3.8% butterfat. Did you know a cow spends an average of 8 hours a day eating?

We have prizes to give away to 3 lucky readers - each winning 5 tubs of Mackie’s ice cream and 4 bars of Mackie’s chocolate. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question:

Which of the following is NOT true?

A) A Jersey cow’s milk is creamier?
B) Cows spend an average of 8 minutes a day eating
C) Mackie’s have Holstein and Jersey cows?

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